Slow Food for Thought...

“Defending the earth means safeguarding biodiversity, the landscape and farming. Those who haven’t seen the importance of farming haven’t understood anything!”
Carlo Petrini, Founder of Slow Food

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Upcoming Workshops for Beekeepers & Cottage Food Prdoucers

These upcoming workshops caught our eye and we thought we'd pass along information to members of the Slow Food community who might be interested in learning more about beekeeping and cottage food production.

Northeast Ohio Honeybee Conference
Saturday, May 21, 2011, 9am-3pm
Registration: $25 in advance/$30 on-site

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Thomas Seeley, Cornell University
Baldwin-Wallace College, Center for Innovation and Growth
340 Front Street, Berea, OH 44017
Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds, Gate 3
164 Eastland Rd., Berea, OH 44017 (Bee Yard)

For additional information and registration visit:

The Rules, Regulations and Labeling of Cottage Foods and Preserves

May 26, 2011, 6-8pm

Join Reimagining Cleveland urban agriculturalists and the general public for a workshop on how to responsibly process and sell edible goods! Pam Cross, inspector for the Cleveland Department of Public Health, will discuss the rules, regulations and labeling requirements for anyone interested in selling cottage foods (pies, breads, granola, etc.), jams and jellies, teas and herbs and more! Also, local farmer's market vendors will make up a panel of experienced sellers willing to answer any questions on how they got started in their local enterprises!
Light refreshments will be provided! Free event!
RSVP by May 25th to Erika Meschkat by email ( or by phone (216)830-2770 ext 243

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